Episode 16

Published on:

15th Mar 2019

Finding Authenticity & Joy with Matthew Tolstoy

Matthew holds many different titles: he is a doctor of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, a hypnotherapist, as well as a Strength Coach for the NYC Ballet. In addition to being an incredibly versatile and accomplished professional in the medical, rehabilitative, and performance realms, Matt is also a deep thinker. I am so honored that he gave his time to share his experiences and understanding of movement on this episode- we got to unpack so many fascinating connections to movement and how it creates shifts in our lives. 

A few stand-out moments of our conversation included; how the voice is a vessel to gauge a person’s sense of authenticity and comfort within themselves, the relative youth of the fitness and rehabilitation industries and the difficulties that these fields navigate as a result, the importance of relational experience in movement and rehabilitative practices, and finally, allowing the freedom for joy to come through in movement and in life. I loved every moment of this conversation and hope you all enjoy listening in to our musings and banter recorded here.

To connect further with Matt and learn more his work, you can check out his website or find him on Instagram as listed below:



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About the Podcast

This Thing Called Movement
Welcome to This Thing Called Movement! Join us as we expand our understanding and awareness of the multi-faceted, often unspoken, ways movement influences and heals us. From the physical to the mental, emotional to the spiritual, there is so much movement richness in the world that we aren't aware of. We'll debunk myths, share expert advice and gain insight into our guests' personal movement experiences and the transformations that resulted. Step in for inspiring conversations that empower you to cultivate a healthy relationship with your body and experience the powerful benefits movement has to offer.